No severance for many as Red Lion Hotel closes

Oct 8, 2015

The six employees of the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay who gathered last week to discuss the impending closure of the hotel-restaurant complex…

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Business News

Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade

October 8, 2015, 5:33 PM

NEW YORK -- Amazon launched its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.

FAA backs ban on passenger, cargo planes battery shipments

October 8, 2015, 5:33 PM

WASHINGTON -- The risk of unstoppable fires is prompting U.S. officials to back a proposed international ban on rechargeable lithium battery shipments as cargo on passenger airlines.

Sports Authority comes to Clark County

October 8, 2015, 4:33 PM

Clark County’s first Sports Authority store opens Friday at the Hazel Dell Marketplace, with a grand opening of the sporting goods retail outlet set for later this month.

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Amazon jumps into market for business-data analysis

October 7, 2015, 4:32 PM

LAS VEGAS — rolled out a new service that lets business customers analyze large amounts of data, putting it into the business intelligence market where it will compete with SAP and Microsoft, as well as younger firms such as Tableau.

Governor wants Deschutes Brewery to build new site in Virginia

October 7, 2015, 4:31 PM

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has confirmed he's incentivizing Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Ore., to pick Virginia as its new East Coast site.

Crowds expected at Grays Harbor oil terminal hearing

October 7, 2015, 4:30 PM

ABERDEEN — State officials say large crowds are expected Thursday at a public hearing on two oil terminals proposed at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam.

Share your memories of Red Lion at the Quay

October 7, 2015, 6:05 AM

Vancouver — The Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, a landmark on the waterfront since the 1960s, will close at the end of October.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Sharing economy has pros and cons

October 4, 2015, 6:01 AM

My wife and I spent last weekend in a fabulous country home in Parkdale, Ore., in the upper reaches of the fruit-filled Hood River Valley. We woke to spectacular views of Mount Hood's north slope and signed off our two evenings there, under a full moon that lit the silent valley and the wooded hillside that defined its boundary. We were in another world but less than two hours from home.

Strictly Business: Top 10 ways to pitch news

September 6, 2015, 6:01 AM

Lots of people want to keep their name out of The Columbian, or any other newspaper, for that matter. Think criminals, drunk drivers, leaders of failing businesses as examples.

Strictly Business: Bands at fair stir up memories, draw fans

August 15, 2015, 5:00 PM

The band members walked onto the stage at the Clark County Fair's grandstand without fanfare, introducing themselves as the Guess Who. Frontman Derek Sharp, born the year that the Canadian rock band recorded its first hit 50 years ago, joked about the gray-haired crowd in the grandstand. Then it was on to a 90-minute run of old hits including "American Woman" and "No Time" that had us old-timers on our feet, singing along to the still-familiar tunes. This was a band from my high school days of playing LPs in my bedroom. As if we weren't all feeling plenty old, bassist Jim Kale told the crowd that he'd been performing for 53 years.

Strictly Business: Raising wages a worthy venture

August 1, 2015, 5:00 PM

The problems of stagnant worker pay and rising global wealth inequality often seem insurmountable — too big to get your brain wrapped around them, too thorny and plutocratically entrenched to uproot with good policy prescriptions.

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Parker: Before ‘Black Lives Matter,’ there was Ruth Starr Rose

October 8, 2015, 6:00 AM

Long before there was a "Black Lives Matter" movement, there was Ruth Starr Rose -- an activist artist whose paintings nearly a century ago captured the dignity and spirit of America's black families at a time when stereotype and caricature prevailed.

Camden: Inslee all wet when it comes to ‘Twilight’ knowledge

October 7, 2015, 6:00 AM

Let us concede, without objection, this summer was darn hot in Washington state.

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Real Estate

Home partially made from shipping containers rising in east Vancouver

October 6, 2015, 6:01 AM

A new environmentally friendly housing trend is making its first appearance in Vancouver with the construction of the city's first house made partly out of used shipping containers

Port, Red Lion call off exclusive talks

September 30, 2015, 4:57 PM

The Port of Vancouver and Red Lion have ended exclusive negotiations about building a new hotel on the port's Terminal 1 property, adding a new twist to an ongoing effort to rejuvenate the historic site west of the Interstate 5 entrance into Vancouver.

Crisis in Clark County rental market

September 27, 2015, 6:00 AM

Their little house in the Hough neighborhood was once perfect for Melissa Boles and Audrey Miller.

Workshop offers advice on facades, websites to downtown businesses

September 24, 2015, 4:31 PM

Memo to downtown Vancouver business owners: If you want to attract customers, you've got to give off your best look — both digitally and physically.

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